I accept invitations on a first-call, first-serve basis regardless of the size of the church. I try to limit my time on the road to roughly a third of the Sundays in a year (give or take). I do this because even though I am an evangelist and so must - by the definition and the nature of the task - travel, I also strongly believe that every ministry must be tied to a local body of believers. I do not want to be one of these evangelists who is rarely at his church. That is not healthy on any level. I want to be a part of the life of my local church, I want to be able to contribute as much as I can, and I also want and need that accountability.
When I come to your church, I pledge to preach and teach God’s Word to the very best of my knowledge and ability. That is my highest priority. Next to that, though, I want to come and help to “hold up the hands” (to borrow from Exodus 17) of the pastor and elders of the church. I have a tremendous heart for all of our faithful shepherds out there, most of whom labor away in anonymity. I want to come alongside what they are already teaching and lend them support.
While at your church, please feel complete liberty to put me to work. I will speak as often as you would like me to speak both in the church and in any other outside events or engagements. If you would like me to visit a shut-in or someone in your church who is sick, please let me know. I love those times and I am always the one who is blessed and encouraged.
On a lighter note, many pastors who invite me to come ask me if I have any dietary preferences or restrictions. I will pretty much eat anything (and have!) so no worries on that front. Ok, maybe one worry: liver. I won’t eat liver. Other than that, no worries. Ok, one more worry: Balut. I have been to the Philippines twice (and hope to go again!) but I just can’t do it. I’m not that spiritual ☺ (Love to my Filipino brethren, though!)
The seminar may not be filmed and put up on YouTube or any other social media site.
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The most common format for my Clouds Without Water (CWW) seminar is a Sunday morning through Tuesday night. I prefer to do exposition for the Sunday morning service and then begin CWW late that afternoon or evening. CWW is comprised of 4 sessions: An introductory session, The Duty of Discernment (app. 60 minutes) and then three primary sessions (Dangerous Doctrines, Mangled Manifestations and The Hurt of Healing) each are approximately 80-90 minutes in length.
If you email me and I do not respond within a day or two at the most, please email (or call) me again. We are often on the road and sometimes I miss emails. I will readily confess that I am not the most organized person in the world. You will not be bugging me – I promise. Kathy and I will be looking forward to our time of worship with you together.